Hijab row: Mohammad Gustakh Khan is not part of Karanataka HC bench

Social Media are claiming Mohammad Gustakh Khan, one of the judges in the larger bench of Karnataka High Court had ruled that ‘Muslim girls will not be allowed to wear hijab/burqa in schools.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  21 Feb 2022 11:49 AM GMT
Hijab row: Mohammad Gustakh Khan is not part of Karanataka HC bench

Hyderabad: Social Media are claiming Mohammad Gustakh Khan, one of the judges in the larger bench of Karnataka High Court had ruled that 'Muslim girls will not be allowed to wear hijab/burqa in schools.

Users said the judge has said the girls can only cover their head if they want according to their religion, but a hijab is not allowed. If a girl does not do this then the school will have the right to send her home and no court can entertain any appeal.

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Fact Check:

The claim is misleading.

Karnataka High Court through an interim order restrained all the students regardless of their religion or faith from wearing religious clothing to class if their college has a prescribed uniform until they decide the matter.

Hearings of the case are underway.

https://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/judgements/WP_2347_2022.pdf

The interim order was pronounced on February 10, 2022, by a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justices Krishna S. Dixit and Khazi Jaibunnisa Mohiuddin after it was referred to a larger bench. No judge by the name Mohammad Gustakh Khan is involved in this case. And as a matter of fact, there is no judge with this name in the list of Karnataka High Court Chief justice and judges.

https://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/profiles-sitting-judges.php

The interim order did not empower the school management to strike off the name of any student.

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/misuse-of-interim-order-barring-religious-dress-petitioners-tell-karnataka-hc-7775706/

Hence, the claim is misleading. There is no judge with the name Mohammad Gustakh Khan in the Karnataka High court.

Claim Review:Mohammad Gustakh Khan is part of Karanataka HC bench
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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